Rebuilding St. Agnes
The Bolahun World Wide Alumni Association intends to rebuild all of the schools destroyed by the Civil Wars, from pre-school to high school. We will start by reconstructing St. Agnes Elementary School and later do the same for the middle and high schools. We will also repair St. Joseph Hospital and St. Mary’s Church.
For Lofa County & Nearby
The alumni of St. Agnes Elementary School are rebuilding an institution that, before the Civil Wars, provided them with an excellent education.
The school offered such a strong foundation that they automatically excelled in their secondary schools and colleges. Many became world-renowned leaders in religion, business, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations.
The new school will draw students from Lofa County and, once the dormitories are rebuilt, from the rest of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and other neighboring countries.
For the Children
When the school is completely rebuilt, the teachers and administrators will offer the girls and boys:
A moral grounding in the Christian faith and a partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia and the worldwide Anglican Communion.
In the lower grades, a complete and thorough education in reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Smart Box curriculum--math, reading, biology, and more--and computer orientation instruction.
Training in agriculture, engineering, and home economics (human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science and preparation, nutrition and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues).
Continual age-appropriate training in executive functioning (or discipline), which includes proficiency in adaptable thinking, planning, self-monitoring, self-control, working memory, time management, and organization.
Physical education and sports, to keep the students healthy and introduce them to teamwork.
A low student-teacher ratio so that the teachers get to know all of their students well.
Government support and licensing.
Family and community involvement with the school, including open invitations to church services, musical and dramatic events, and continuing education classes.